By: Arnold Wyrick
Police say Sprind was driving under the influence of drugs and, or alcohol at the time of the crash. "Based on the fact that he was in the wrong lane at that time. Also there were some unknown pills found in the vehicle, and that prompted the DUI," says Illinois State Police Trooper Les Vancil.
The collision shattered the lives of Myrtle's kids. "It's very hard for me, and my family. It's very hard not to be able to say goodbye to her, or even talk to her. The only thing I've got to survive on is the good memories that we did have, the fun times we shared together," says Patrick Overton as he wiped the tears from his eyes.
But the Holt family isn't the only ones who are suffering the loss of their mother. The Bullock family knows all to well how they're feeling. "I was 15 years old and we were driving back out of Benton towards our home in Christopher, when I all I saw were lights coming at us," says Sherry Risley.